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Hobsons Bay City

Life-stages - Internet connection

In Hobsons Bay City, 81.6% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households with access to a broadband internet connection.

A fast Internet Connection is increasingly required for accessing essential information and undertaking domestic and non-domestic business. Households with dial-up or no internet service are being left behind in the digital divide as both government and the private sector are increasingly conducting their business, or aspects of it, on-line.

Internet connectivity is generally correlated with age, with younger populations more likely to be online than the elderly. However, differences in internet connectivity in Hobsons Bay City for any given age group can be affected by availability of the type of internet connection, Education and Household Income levels.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years, counted in private dwellings

Type of internet connection
Hobsons Bay City - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Total internet connection4,92287.188.13,72571.072.3+1,197
Broadband connection4,61481.681.82,61349.848.6+2,001
Dial-up connection791.42.11,09420.823.1-1,015
Other connection2294.14.2180.30.6+211
No Internet connection3856.86.51,24923.822.5-864
Not stated3456.15.52745.25.2+71

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2011
Type of internet connection, 2011 Not stated, Victoria: 5.5% No Internet connection, Victoria: 6.5% Other connection, Victoria: 4.2% Dial-up connection, Victoria: 2.1% Broadband connection, Victoria: 81.8% Total internet connection, Victoria: 88.1% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 6.1% No Internet connection, Hobsons Bay City: 6.8% Other connection, Hobsons Bay City: 4.1% Dial-up connection, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Broadband connection, Hobsons Bay City: 81.6% Total internet connection, Hobsons Bay City: 87.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: +71 No Internet connection, Hobsons Bay City: -864 Other connection, Hobsons Bay City: +211 Dial-up connection, Hobsons Bay City: -1,015 Broadband connection, Hobsons Bay City: +2,001 Total internet connection, Hobsons Bay City: +1,197
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection of households for children aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City compared to Victoria shows that there was a similar proportion of children aged 0 to 4 years with no access to an internet connection, as well as a similar proportion with broadband connectivity.

Overall 6.8% children aged 0 to 4 years had no access to an internet connection and 81.6% had broadband connectivity, compared with 6.5% and 81.8% respectively in Victoria.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of children aged 0 to 4 years with access to an internet connection increased by 1,197.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity for children aged 0 to 4 years in households in Hobsons Bay City, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+2,001 persons)
  • Dial-up connection (-1,015 persons)
  • No Internet connection (-864 persons)